Once a month the nation turns its attention to new data about unemployment and employment. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) monthly labour force survey is the source of Australia's official statistics about unemployment In addition the survey provides estimates of employment growth and a host of other indicators of the Australian Labour Market.
This survey is recognised internationally as a first class means of obtaining labour force statistics, compiled in accordance with standards set by the International Labour Organisation. It also seeks information about many other labour market topics to provide new insights into Australia's labour force.
Throughout the year the ABS publishes many summary articles on the nature and dynamics of the labour market. For the most part the articles now appear in Labour Force, Australia (cat. 6203.0), and draw on data from the labour force survey itself, and the many supplementary surveys conducted throughout the year which focus on particular aspects of the labour market.
This present publication gathers together those articles which were published in 1994 and early 1995 in the Labour Force, Australia as well as in Statistics Weekly, and other labour publications. They illustrate the wide range of information available from the ABS labour statistics program.
The topics covered are many and varied. They describe those people who are fully employed; those who would like more work; those who are unemployed; those who are not in the labour force but would like a job; and also those who have left the labour force. International comparisons are also featured.
Continued by: Australian Labour Market Statistics (cat. 6105.0)
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